Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

On November 30, 2017, the Thomas More Society filed a taxpayer lawsuit against State of Illinois officials in a counter attack against House Bill 40, which requires public funding of tens of thousands of elective abortions. The taxpayer lawsuit, filed in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, is brought on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Illinois taxpayers, represented by county and statewide pro-life organizations including the Illinois Federation for Right to Life and it's many affiliates.
HB 40 would force every Illinoisan to pay for free abortions for those on Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This would apply through the full nine months of pregnancy and for any reason, even when the latest scientific research has shown that the unborn child can feel pain and survive outside the womb.

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March 27, 2012

Illinois Federation for Right to Life Letter to Illinois House Memebers regarding HR 744


To: All Illinois House Members



It is no coincidence that this resolution makes the week of January 22-28, 2012 [already now passed?] a so-called "Reproductive Rights Awareness Week" since January 22 is the date in 1973 that the U.S. Supreme Court made its decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that legalized abortion throughout the full nine months of pregnancy.   

Supporting HR 744 is clearly SUPPORTING  abortions for any reason including:  

late-term partial-birth abortions

sex-selection abortions

abortions for birth control

taxpayer funding of all of these reasons and more.

And OPPOSING laws that include:  

parental notice/consent laws

informed consent for women regarding abortions

The vast majority of your constituents take an opposite view of what HR 744 stands for as listed above.

However, we would encourage House members to ask for a roll call vote if this bill were to come before the Illinois House for adoption.   

Again, Please OPPOSE and vote NO on HR 744.

Source: Illinois Federation for Right to Life